June 26, 2011
West End Live 2011 photos the casts of Mamma Mia!, Million Dollar Quartet, Shrek The Musical and We Will Rock You
June 25, 2011
West End Live 2011 photos including Jonathan Wilkes in Chicago, and the casts of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and The Lion King.
June 24, 2011
West End Live 2011 photos including Ramin Karimloo from Love Never Dies and the cast of Billy Elliot The Musical.
June 23, 2011
West End Live 2011 photos including Lee Mead in Legally Blonde The Musical and Matthew Kelly in Lend Me A Tenor.
June 22, 2011
West End Live 2011 photos including Sharon D Clarke in Ghost The Musical, Ryan Molloy in Jersey Boys and Rachel Tucker in Wicked
June 21, 2011
West End Live 2011 photos of the casts of The Wizard of Oz and Crazy For You.
June 20, 2011
A rainy weekend didn’t deter the crowds from attending this year’s West End Live event in Trafalgar Square on Saturday and Sunday, 18 and 19 June 2011.
And our photographer Roy Tan was there to capture the action, including exclusive shots of the cast of hot new musical Rock of Ages, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre this August.
The set by Rock of Ages included a video message from Justin Lee Collins, and a rocking Shayne Ward belting out Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive”, followed by Oliver Tompsett and Amy Pemberton with “High Enough”.
In a break with tradition this year’s event was held in Trafalgar Square whilst renovation work is under way in Leicester Square, which provided a lot more room for fans to enjoy the main stage.
In addition to Rock of Ages, West End musicals that took part included Betty Blue Eyes (see photos, below), Ghost The Musical, The Wizard Of Oz,Million Dollar Quartet, Shrek The Musical, Lend Me A Tenorand the Open Air Theatre’s new production of Crazy For You. And a host of long-running shows including Stomp,War Horse, Legally Blonde The Musical, Love Never Dies,Mamma Mia!, The Lion King, Billy Elliot The Musical, Jersey Boys, Thriller Live, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, Chicago, Wicked and We Will Rock You.
June 20, 2011
West End Live 2011 photos including Rock of Ages and Betty Blue Eyes
June 14, 2011
The timetable has been published for West End Live, the free annual theatre event that returns to London this weekend, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2011.
This year the event will be held in Trafalgar Square whilst renovations continue in its traditional home of Leicester Square and promises to be a spectacular celebration of West End shows.
West End musicals taking part in the weekend include Rock of Ages, Betty Blue Eyes, Ghost The Musical, The Wizard Of Oz, Million Dollar Quartet, Shrek The Musical, Lend Me A Tenor and the Open Air Theatre’s new production of Crazy For You. Also new this year will be performances from the madcap The Flying Karamazov Brothers, CBBC’s Dan and Jeff in Potted Potter and ZooNation’s Some Like It Hip Hop.
They will be joined by long-running shows including Stomp, War Horse, Legally Blonde The Musical, Love Never Dies, Mamma Mia!, The Lion King, Billy Elliot The Musical, Jersey Boys, Thriller Live, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, Chicago, Wicked and We Will Rock You.
Stars will be out in force for the event, with performances promised by some of the West End’s top talent, including Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope (The Wizard of Oz), Lee Mead (Legally Blonde) and Sarah Lancashire (Betty Blue Eyes).
There will also be performances from Free Run, the West End Gospel Choir, The Gleeks and the London Gay Men’s Chorus and exhibits from the Science Museum, London Film Museum and National Gallery.
This year’s event will run from 11am to 6pm on Saturday 18 June and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday 19 June.
WEST END LIVE 2011 TIMETABLE
SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2011
|11.00||Million Dollar Quartet|
|11.43||Love Never Dies|
|12.00||Lend Me a Tenor|
|12.30||Betty Blue Eyes|
|13.00||We Will Rock You|
|14.25||Flying Karamazov Brothers|
|14.40||Ghost The Musical|
|14.55||Rock of Ages|
|15.10||Crazy For You|
|15.25||West End Kids|
|15.40||Bob The Builder|
|15.55||Rock of Ages|
|16.10||Mark Jermin Stage School|
|16.20||West End Gospel Choir|
|16.35||London Gay Men’s Chorus|
|16.55||Dan and Laura Curtis|
|17.20||Some Like It Hip Hop|
|17.35||Priscilla Queen of The Desert|
SUNDAY 19 JUNE 2011
|12.15||All Join In And Other Stories|
|12.30||The Wizard of Oz|
|13.05||Disney’s The Lion King|
|13.20||Shrek The Musical|
|13.35||Rock of Ages|
|13.50||West End Gospel Choir|
|14.55||Bob the Builder|
|15.35||Rock of Ages|
|16.30||Sylvia Young Theatre School|
|16.50||National Youth Music Theatre|
|17.15||Congo Faith Healers|